Definition of shamefaced adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shamefaced

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌʃeɪmˈfeɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʃeɪmˈfeɪst//
 
Embarrassment
 
jump to other results
feeling or looking ashamed because you have done something bad or stupid synonym sheepish a shamefaced smile She looked shamefaced. See related entries: Embarrassment Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘modest, shy’): alteration of archaic shamefast, by association with face.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shamefaced